Are the five daily prayers mentioned in the Qur’aan?
Offering prayers 5 times a day is obligatory on every Muslim man and woman. In the Holy Quran, Allah Almighty says that “Indeed prayer is obligatory on Muslims according to the timing.” According to the Hadith of the Holy Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him prayer is one of the five foundations or pillars of Islam the other four pillars being Shahadah, fasting in the month of Ramadan, paying Zakat and Hajj. Apart from being obligatory on every Muslim, offering five times prayers have multiple benefits and blessings on a person with respect to his life here and hereafter. Let’s have a brief account of the benefits we have in offering each of the five prayers in a day.